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Employers Aren’t Doing Enough to Stop Sexual Harassment at Work Employers Aren’t Doing Enough to Stop Sexual Harassment at Work The #MeToo movement has shone the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, but a new survey shows most U.S. employers aren’t tackling the issue. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, employers also must provide instruction on sexual harassment prevention to seasonal employees, temporary employees, and employees who are hired to work for less than six months.
This instruction must be provided within 30 calendar days of hire or within 100 hours worked, whichever occurs first. Unlawful harassment may occur without economic injury to, or discharge of, the victim. Prevention is the best tool to eliminate harassment in the workplace. Employers are encouraged to take appropriate steps to prevent and correct unlawful harassment. They should clearly communicate to employees that unwelcome harassing conduct will not be tolerated.
Today, most employers have policies and training focused on prohibiting sexual harassment and other forms of harassment. Often, the training is infrequent and consists of online or short training at the time of hire. Many employers simply “check-the-box” by providing such training to be able to assert its affirmative defense. Sexual harassment in the workplace is wrong and it is illegal. Yet, it happens in workplaces throughout the United States.
When confronted with allegations of sexual harassment, an employer should take immediate action to stop that behavior. But what happens when an employer allows the conduct to keep occurring?While no list of do’s and don’ts can completely protect employers from sexual harassment claims, the following suggestions should go a long way toward protecting an employer from liability. Employers can apply different compensation standards or terms, conditions, and privileges of employment pursuant to bona fide seniority or merit systems, pursuant to systems that measure earnings by production quantity or quality, or to employees who work in different locations if these differences aren’t the result of an intention to.
Prohibited workplace harassment may take either of two forms. It may entail “quid pro quo” harassment, which occurs in cases in which employment decisions or treatment are based on submission to or rejection of unwelcome conduct, typically conduct of a sexual nature. When an employee complains that he or she is experiencing sexual harassment of any type, the employer has a legal, ethical, moral, and employee relations obligation to investigate the charges thoroughly—without delay.
The employer can’t take the time to decide whether they believe the employee or not, but must take him or her at their word. Often, a hostile work environment includes emotional abuse and derogatory statements based on or about a person’s protected trait. When an employer doesn’t respond to complaints about sexual harassment or racial jokes, it can open the door for an employee to sue for emotional abuse.
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